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White Chocolate Trail Mix (AKA White Trash) is filled with Chex, Peanuts, Cheerios, M&Ms, and Pretzels all covered in white chocolate! This is such a great treat, perfect for parties or movie night!

There are a few treat recipes that are our go-to for game nights and parties, including caramel marshmallow popcorn, rice krispies, puppy chow, and especially this white trash recipe!

White Trash Candy in a red bowl

what is White TrasH?

Hello, it’s me – Lily! Today, I am sharing a recipe for White Chocolate Trail Mix (AKA White Trash recipe).

I bet you’re probably wondering why this recipe is called “White Trash”! Well, it’s because it almost seems like someone took the remains of whatever ingredients they had in their pantry (that would otherwise be thrown in the trash), combined them, and coated it in white chocolate.

I know that sounds crazy, but trust me—it’s actually the most delicious combination of sweet and salty ingredients!

This white trash recipe is great for parties, and we really like to make it during holidays—especially Christmas! It makes a great neighbor gift or cookie plate filler.

In fact, we made this for Santa on Christmas Eve this year! We knew he might be sick of cookies so we made him this. We made him White Chocolate M&M Popcorn last year, and it was all gone so we knew he’d enjoy this mix this year!

Ingredients for white trash recipe in a bowl before adding white chocolate

how to make white trash

You won’t believe how simple this white trash recipe is to make. It literally takes NO more than 10 minutes from start to finish.

MIX. Just combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then, in a medium pot, melt almond bark according to package directions. Pour bark over ingredients, making sure to mix well.

SET. Spread out on wax paper to set. You can also put it in the fridge to speed up the setting process!

Note: Some people make white trash with actual white chocolate chips, however I prefer to use almond bark. It melts really well and hardens/dries super fast without having to keep it in the fridge to harden. 

If you’re not already familiar, almond bark is a copycat chocolate confection that is made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter. It tastes exactly like chocolate and you can find it in different chocolate flavors. Find it in grocery stores in packages, blocks, or round discs in the isle with other baking supplies.

I double this recipe all the time, and it’s the perfect amount for parties!

Pouring white chocolate over ingredients for trash recipe

Switch it up however you like!

Because this is kind of a hodgepodge of ingredients you really can use whatever you have on hand. This is a “classic” version, but some other ingredients people use in their white chocolate trail mix include:

  • potato chips
  • fritos
  • popcorn
  • pretzel sticks
  • reese’s pieces
  • marshmallows
  • other cereals like Kix, Cap’n Crunch, different varieties of Chex

You can also dress it up for a holiday (like Christmas or Valentine’s!) by using holiday M&M’s that are specific colors! If you’re feeling extra fancy, throw in some colorful sprinkles while you’re at it!

Chex mix trash spread out to cool on a sheet pan

How to Store White Trash

Store the finished white chocolate trail mix in an airtight tupperware container or a zip plastic bag. Keep it at room temperature or in the fridge. It should last for 1-2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.

I do not recommend freezing this trail mix- it will not thaw at a good consistency.

But, like we said – it’s great for parties and can be made plenty ahead of time so you don’t have to make it the day of a get together. 😉

White chocolate chex mix in a red bowl

We REALLY love this white trash recipe. It is sweet AND salty. I think you’ll like it too. 🙂

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White Trash Recipe (White Chocolate Trail Mix)

By: Lil’ Luna
White Chocolate Trail Mix (AKA White Trash) is filled with Chex, Peanuts, Cheerios, M&Ms, and Pretzels all covered in white chocolate! This is such a great treat, perfect for parties or movie night!
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups plain Cheerios
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups M&M’s
  • 1-2 cups peanuts salted or unsalted
  • 1 (24-ounce) package white almond bark
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  • In a large bowl, combine Chex, Cheerios, pretzels, M&M’s and peanuts and mix well.
  • Break almond bark into pieces and melt in a medium pot over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  • Pour melted bark over cereal mixture and mix well.
  • Spread out onto wax paper or onto a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Let set for 1 hour, then break into pieces to serve.



Dress It Up: Make a holiday version (like Christmas or Valentine’s Day!) by using holiday M&M’s that are specific colors. If you are feeling extra fancy, throw in some colorful sprinkles, too.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 344kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 268mg, Potassium: 181mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 303IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. NannyC says:

    5 stars
    This is fast, easy, and delicious. I use Almond bark in mine. Makes a great gift.

  2. Carol Komar says:

    5 stars
    There is only one problem with this recipe. You cannot stop eating it. It is absolutely delicious.

  3. Parish says:

    5 stars
    Made it. Was really good I just omitted the m&ms.

  4. Diane says:

    5 stars
    I have been making this treat for years. It is a family favorite. We have wrestlers in the family and can’t eat all the Christmas goodies. Our kids are off to state championships this week. We get pillowcase and have their names, weight and team logos printed on them. Our community gets together and stuffs their cases with sports drinks, gifts, trinkets, and junk food for their trip home. They asked me to fill their pillowcases with my whitetrash. Their favorite version is with chocolate and rice chex, golden grahams and fruitloops with pretzels and peanuts. I use almond bark. You are right, there is no wrong way to switch this up. It’s delicious.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      This makes me so happy to hear!! What a fun tradition you do for the state championships! I love that this was the recipe that was requested. Hope the championships went well!

  5. Susan White says:

    5 stars
    This is SOOO good that it’s hard to stop eating it!! Just made a batch to take to a super bowl party. Can’t wait until tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome!!

  6. Noreen says:

    5 stars
    Love the white trail mix.

  7. shelly says:

    5 stars
    The Christmas Chex mix… White Trash is so yummy!!! Thank you!!

  8. Taryn Schraad says:

    5 stars
    This is so good it is dangerous. Since I made it for Christmas, I found vanilla flavored marshmallows at my store. OMG! Takes the taste to a whole new, dreamy level.